Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership

Women comprise 47% of the U.S. workforce, but…

Just 5% of Fortune 500 CEO’s are women.

We have work to do.

The Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership is working to change the landscape of business leadership.

Upcoming Events

Advancing Women in Leadership

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

Location: 5500 Meadows Rd #500, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

This quarterly series, hosted in Portland, gathers women professionals and advocates for women’s leadership together for networking, an interactive panel discussion, sharing of research on gender and leadership, and facilitated small group discussions on curated topics.

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We’re changing the landscape of business leadership by moving women into leadership roles in industry. We believe women’s perspectives should have equitable influence on business decisions and growth.

We’re determined and we won’t give up on our goals; you can help us reach them faster.

AWL In – PDX is a membership program for professional women in Portland who want to join the movement and drive change.

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About the Center

The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership is to change the landscape of business leadership by moving women into leadership roles in industry, allowing women’s perspectives to have equitable influence on business decisions and growth.

In 2015, the New York Times reported that there were more men named John than there were women leading Fortune 500 companies. Those numbers haven’t changed much, when 27 female CEO’s make the list today.

Advancing women in leadership isn’t just the moral thing to do; there’s a strong economic argument for it. Gender-diverse companies are more profitable, and companies with three or more women board directors financially outperform those with fewer women board directors.

Put simply, reaching our full economic potential requires full participation from business men and women.

Developing leaders that are equipped to recognize and elevate both the voices and career paths of women is critical. Moreover, creating pathways for leaders who proportionately represent our population can amplify our collective capacity to advance our world.

In the OSU College of Business, we recognize that advancing women in leadership is everyone’s job. The Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership is university-wide. We work to ensure that OSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and our broader communities are prepared to be leaders who advocate for women in the workplace. And, we work to ensure that women have the necessary preparation and connections they need to secure the futures they desire and to be leaders in creating change for other women in business.

Our Team

Audrey Iffert-Saleem

Executive Director, Stategic Initiatives

OSU College of Business

Director, Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership

audrey.iffert@oregonstate.edu

541-737-1818

Sandy Neubaum

Director, Student Engagement

OSU College of Business

Advisor, Women in Leadership Student Club

sandy.neubaum@oregonstate.edu

541-713-8406

Lillian Beck

President, Women in Leadership Student Club

lillian.beck@oregonstate.edu

Attend an Event

A Harvard Business Review study tracked promotions and pay increases of attendees to a women’s leadership conference finding that the attendees were three times more like to receive a pay increase and twice as likely to receive a promotion.

We know that women’s events matter. Join us to network with influential women in business, get expert advice and develop new skills.

Advancing Women in Leadership Series

This quarterly series, hosted in Portland, gathers women professionals and advocates for women’s leadership together for networking, an interactive panel discussion, sharing of research on gender and leadership, and facilitated small group discussions on curated topics. Join our mailing list to receive an invitation to our next event.

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Susan J. McGregor Memorial Lecture

The Endowed Susan J. McGregor Memorial Lecture on Women’s Leadership was created to engage students, faculty, alumni and the community in meaningful dialogue on professional development for women and to advance women in business leadership. The lecture is hosted annually, in the fall, and previous speakers have included influential leaders Patty Bedient, retired executive vice president of Weyerhaeuser Co., and Elisa Steele, former CEO of Jive Software. Join our mailing list to receive an invitation to our next event.

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Thursday Nights with WIL

This professional development series, sponsored by the Women in Leadership (WIL) student club, is hosted every week during fall, winter and spring terms, and is open to students of all majors who have a desire to learn more about women’s leadership. Email the Women in Leadership club for more details.

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Support the Center

There are many ways to contribute to our efforts to advance women in leadership.

Volunteer

We seek equal representation of women and men among our College of Business volunteers. We invite and encourage women to step forward and serve as role models, mentors, guest speakers, advisory council members and more. View our volunteer opportunities online

Volunteer

Sponsor an Event

We welcome partners to demonstrate their support for women’s leadership by sponsoring and/or hosting our Advancing Women in Leadership and Thursdays with WIL events. Contact us to discuss sponsoring an event.

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Give

Gifts to our center make it possible for us to provide scholarships for aspiring women leaders, host community programming and provide workshops for our students. We need your help and every dollar matters. Make a gift online.

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Join the Club

You can literally join the club to advance women in leadership.

Women in Leadership Student Club

The Women in Leadership Club is open to Oregon State University students of all majors, women and men. The club is dedicated to creating a community centered on professional development and driving change. The Women in Leadership club provides a wide array of speakers, workshops, networking events and fun opportunities for students to gather and forge connections. OSU students can join the club online.

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